Data Share Policy

The NIH expects and supports the timely release and sharing of final research data from NIH-supported studies for use by other researchers to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products and procedures to improve human health.

Data sets for CTN protocols will be available after (1) the primary paper has been accepted for publication, or (2) the data is locked for more than 18 months, whichever comes first.

In order to make the CTN data available to as wide an audience as possible, a Data Sharing link has been created on the CTN Homepage (link to be added). As studies are completed and their data become available, this site will be linked to that data.

The following will be posted per protocol:

  1. Data set (SAS)
  2. Data set (ASCII)
  3. Annotated Case Report Forms, Define file (aka data dictionary)
  4. Study protocol. The Investigators can provide an abbreviated protocol for sharing purposes, attached with the final study report
  5. Reference to study publication of primary outcome

(DTMC data share policy is under development.)